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Continuous Evaluation

The Director of National Intelligence (DNI) serves as the Security Executive Agent for the federal government. In the DNI's responsibilities, the Continuous Evaluation (CE) Program is established within the National Counterintelligence and Security Center. The CE policy was established on January 12, 2018, as outlined in the Security Executive Agent Directive (SEAD) - 6.

CE is part of the security clearance reform effort to modernize personnel security processes and increase the timeliness of information reviewed between periodic reinvestigation cycles. CE supplements and enhances established personnel security processes by leveraging automated records checks to assist in the ongoing review of an individual’s eligibility for access to classified information or to hold a sensitive position. 

OSY, the Information Security Division and the Personnel Security Division are responsible for the implementation of CE.


Security Executive Agent Directive (SEAD) - 6: Continuous Evaluation

Department Memo for Implementation of SEAD 6 Continuous Evaluation (January 27, 2021)

Continuous Evaluation Frequently Asked Questions